"HESS has worked with IA for 6 years and we continue to be impressed with their attention to detail, responsiveness, and customer focus."

- Chuck Hess, CEO

Gaithersburg High School
Contractor: HESS Construction
Gaithersburg, MD


"We have been a client of IA for 20+ years. The reason is quite simple: IA is a firm that represents our company in a professional manner to all carriers and we can rely on them to tell our story."

- Rich Harrington, CFO

5601 Fishers Lane
Contractor: Bowers


"We have found the knowledge possessed by IA of the surety industry and the Greater Washington DC construction marketplace to be unparalleled, even when compared to the national brokerage firms."

- Mike Burlas, CFO

Contractor: Miller and Long


"We have relied on IA to provide us with an insurance program that we value as an intricate part of our business model.  They have delivered for us."

- Michael B. Goheen, CFO

360 H Street
Washington, DC
Owner: Steuart Investment Company


"When I first started with my company they were already working with IA. Now over 5 years later and several benefit changes later the people at IA continue to provide me with the service I have come to appreciate."

- Denise Roberts, Director of Human Resources

Government Contractor: AOC Solutions

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Insurance Associates

Insurance Associates is a full service agency, with an expertise in the construction industry.  We provide clients with a complete array of services including surety bonding, commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits, life and personal insurance coverage.

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What Your Company Needs From its Human Resources Leader

What Your Company Needs From its Human Resources LeaderDepending on the size of your organization and the expertise on your team, you may have a variety of responsibilities that fall on your plate each day. Several years ago, the primary role of the HR leader was to act as a Read More...

Max OSHA Penalties to Increase 78% in 2016!

Max OSHA Penalties to Increase 78% in 2016!By Bill Evans, AIC Director of Claims at Insurance Associates In case you have run out of Tool Box Talks or ways to stress the financial impact of safety to your employees, Uncle Sam has given you a big new incentive starting in 2016. The Read More...

Understanding Your Mod

Understanding Your ModAs a business owner or financial manager, it is important to identify and understand every cost associated with doing business. Worker’s Compensation insurance cost can be several thousand dollars per employee.  Through a better understanding of the National Council on Compensation Insurance Read More...

Contractual Risk Transfer

Contractual Risk Transfer  Contractual Risk Transfer — Friend or Foe?  The legal answer:  It depends.  It is usually the friend of the stronger party in a contract, who is frequently in a position to dictate terms that are often heavy handed—as far as the law Read More...

Insurance Producers: Choose the Right Employer

Insurance Producers: Choose the Right EmployerProducers who are committed to a career in insurance sales should be very careful about where they build their book of business.  Non-compete/ non-solicitation agreements make it very difficult for you to leave and join a new company.  If you leave, you Read More...

Are you vulnerable to Social Engineering Fraud?

Are you vulnerable to Social Engineering Fraud?I don’t know, right?  What is it? Social Engineering Fraud occurs when an employee is intentionally misled into sending money or diverting a payment when deceptively induced to do so.  It is a fraud scheme by someone posing as a trusted vendor, employee, Read More...

Do I Need Insurance for a Child Going Away to College?

Do I Need Insurance for a Child Going Away to College?Our Personal Insurance expert, Kristy, has been getting calls all month on insurance coverage questions from concerned parents who are sending their kids off to college in the next week or so. Their questions pertain mainly to the amount of coverage available Read More...

Are you prepared for a DOL audit?

Are you prepared for a DOL audit?The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has broad authority to investigate or audit an employee benefit plan’s compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).  Audits are performed by the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).  To perform these audits, EBSA Read More...

Value Proposition

Value PropositionI am currently enrolled in a six month program called “Reach Your Peak”, structured to help develop your overall ability to promote yourself and your product. The first step in the program is to develop a value proposition.  A value proposition summarizes Read More...

The Appeal of Voluntary Employee Benefits

The Appeal of Voluntary Employee BenefitsBy:  Carolyn Robbins, HIA According to a recent study by the world's leading insurance and financial services trade association, LIMRA, “7 in 10 employers offer voluntary benefits to improve morale for their existing employees and to attract and retain new talent”.  The study Read More...

“Off-the-shelf” insurance is not appropriate for Complex Situations

“Off-the-shelf” insurance is not appropriate for Complex SituationsA new client was introduced to us by a friendly competitor who needed help with a Builders Risk placement. He knew we were experts in construction and trusted us to do the right thing. When presented with the facts, we knew the Read More...

Is a Group Captive Insurance Program right for your business?

Is a Group Captive Insurance Program right for your business?Ed Kushlis, CPA, CPCU Senior Vice President Insurance Associates, Inc. April, 2015 A Group captive insurance program can be an attractive alternative to traditional casualty insurance (Auto, Workers’ Compensation, General Liability).   Securing your insurance through a group captive provides an enhanced level of control and financial Read More...

Daylight Savings Time, Bad News For Your Experience Mod?

By William (BJ) Westner Jr., CPCU, CLU, RHU, FLMI Claims Consultant, Insurance Associates In just one month, Daylight Savings Time will be upon us again.  While this usually brings a certain level of happiness to most because there are more hours of sunlight after Read More...

Continued Stable Surety Underwriting Good News for Contractors

Continued Stable Surety Underwriting Good News for ContractorsDespite the sputtering local construction economy and the recent contractor failures that have made headlines, surety companies have remained disciplined in their underwriting decisions over the past few years.  Declining premium volumes have not led to relaxed underwriting standards, which is good Read More...

Q&A: What lessons can contractors take away from a recent insurance claim you’ve encountered?

Q&A:  What lessons can contractors take away from a recent insurance claim you’ve encountered?“ABC’s Construction Executive” VIEWPOINTS A recent workers compensation claim involving a crushed pinkie finger was a great example of how valuable a vigorous Return to Work program can be. In this instance the employer worked closely with the treating doctor and insurance carrier to ensure Read More...


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Check out our Director of Claims, Bill Evans (back row on right), in the Polar Bear Plunge that took place 1/30/16. Their team name was The West Potomac Shivering Beavers and they contributed over $3,000 for the Maryland Special Olympics. Check out his rugby's team (West Potomac Rugby Football Club) website that he did the plunge with at WESTPOTRUGBY.COM. They are based on Capitol Hill and founded in 1963. ... See MoreSee Less

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